We met 8-year-old Ibra when we were here in May, and fell in love with him. He is a very, very enterprising and hardworking young man. Smart too! He and Raelee have really hit it off, he doesn’t seem to mind her bossing him around – I guess it doesn’t hurt that he has 4 older sisters so he is probably used to being told what to do! So far this week, he shows up right at dinner time and sits and eats with us. The other night we had green beans and I caught him giving the cat all his, but the cat didn’t like them either! He swept the pile up when he was done.
Christian asked him how many chickens he has now, he works for a little bit of money and buys a chicken. Here, having a few chickens is like having money in the bank; they don’t have the cash to spend frivolously and know if they need money they can sell a chicken. Ibra tells us he had five chickens, but he ate one so now he has only four! He goes to boarding school, many of the kids that are able to go do this, so he will be leaving Sunday and won’t be back until the end of November or first of December. We will miss him greatly!